From it's beginning, the UFC has ushered in great fighters from Brazil. From Royce Gracie to Vitor Belfort, Brazil has provided the MMA scene with skilled individuals who changed the fighting world. This particular UFC would take place in Brazil, and would prove to be one of the most exciting cards to date.
The card was different from the get go. No tournaments meant no injuries, and subs. Individual fights just like a regular fight card would go. The first fight was between local product Ebeneezer Braga and Jeremy Horn. The fight would wind up being fast and exciting, with an incredible choke. Fight 2 would see Tsyoshi Kosaka battle Pete Williams,in a pancrase style of fight. Neither fighter wanted to hit each other while on the ground, but a few exchanges were made on their feet. The third fight would determine the UFC's first lightweight champion as Pat Miletich would battle Mikey Burnett.
The last 3 fights would be the best fights and alone worth the tape itself. First Vitor Belfort would fight against fellow country-man Vanderlai Silva. Belfort had not been the same since his early fights, this was to be his time to show the world he was back. Vanderlai Silva was new to the UFC, but not to the MMA scene. He earned the fight after beating Mike Van Arsdale in a Brazilian event. This fight will blow you away! The main event would pit Middleweight Champion Frank Shamrock against the only person ever to beat him in a MMA fight. John Lober, a journeyman fighter actually beat Shamrock in his first MMA fight. While Shamrock was the favorite, this was a great way to finally put his only blemish away for good. Shamrock would display kicks, punches, and superior conditioning in this exciting fight.